He acts generously when he sacrifices his self love to his love for another.
Indeed this objection to a mental act, merely because it is prompted by self love, has always been to me a matter of wonder.
In fact we find, that Paul's self love, did not suffer contradiction with too much patience.
Can their self love be so totally annihilated as not frequently to induce ardent wishes for a change?
A ruler who neglects all men of letters alike does not wound the self love of any man of letters.
But he, seeing it, gives it another, a more flattering meaning to his own self love.
A new impulse to forget self in loving service confronts the old self seeking and self love.